This month’s theme was a fun one. The task- to photograph a naturally occurring example of spot color.
While years ago ‘selective color’ was all the rage in photography (imagine a b+w photo with a teeny part in color)
It, like many trends in photography, was overdone to the point of making photographers want to scream.
However- the idea behind it, can be found naturally, and beautifully. No photoshop required!
The theory behind spot color, is to create a focal point- for the eye when viewing the image.
Anyhoo- when they came up with the theme, I knew what I wanted to capture.
Right outside our house, we have these….bushes. That many birds like to hang out in, because since our home
faces south, the snow melts off the roof and drips onto these bushes- making a perfect drinking fountain for birds.
For many years, we’ve had this GORGEOUS red cardinal that would often come around.
I waited. And waited. And waited…. all week long. Camera ready by my living room window, hoping he’d appear.
Sadly he did not. HOWEVER- this red capped little birdy did come by today- and I was thrilled!
What’s a Blog Carousel? It’s a monthly event that some fellow photographers participate in, to get us doing something for ourselves and to push us in a different direction. Stretch our creative minds a bit. It’s only for fun and personal exploration, that’s it! Each month we have a theme, and we will photograph or find images that we feel represents the theme. At the end of my post you’ll find a link to the next photographer in this carousel. Please be sure to check out her post and leave a little love! Also if you want to play along, I’d love to see! Post your own versions on your blogs and with a little info on what you’re doing and then you can come back and leave your link in the comment section below, so I can be sure to check it out too!
Before you go- click on to see Michigan child photographer, Dena Robles, and her spot color post.